Cherrywood has announced that there were 388 entries... wow! Now the wait begins to see who will be selected.
I know you're all waiting... so here it is -
That Night at First Avenue
I had my design for this years challenge right after I purchased my fabrics. Then, it sat. And sat some more. It sat for so long that I truly didn't think I was going to do anything with it.
Then, a friend posted some pics of the Van Gogh challenge and just happened to share a photo of mine along with some beautiful words... that. That is what sparked my desire to get off my busy butt and get to work on my Prince Challenge.
I actually came together quite quickly. I thought I was finished but, then I realized that I really wanted to stitch down all the edges to that raw edge applique... I started thinking if my piece gets selected and travels around, I really don't want little pieces of detail falling off -- no, I never trust fused raw edge anymore. So I spent some time slowly stitching all those tiny pieces. I think it was worth it -- I'm pleased with my piece.
And a few detail pics:
So we won't know how many pieces are selected until July 13, when all finalists are notified. Well, my fingers are crossed...